Reading Time: < 1 minute Went to the nearby McDonald (NYSE: MCD) yesterday afternoon, and tried out the Iced Latte. Personal opinion: the latte at MCD is not as good as Starbucks ( Nasdaq: SBUX). Two things: 1) McDonald makes this mostly by machine, while in Starbucks the barista used some hand; 2) McDonald serves the latte not in a
Reading Time: < 1 minute Saw the McCafe (aka better coffee at McDonald) ad on TV (not on YouTube yet). But here is a Cantonese version of ad (via. YouTube). According to ChicagoBusiness, big Mac maker poured $100 million for the ad campaign. A really chilly Summer for Starbucks is coming 😀 Discloure: no longer have MCD position.
Reading Time: < 1 minute First Quarter earning reports for the stocks I own (as of this writing, it could change without notice). This is mostly for my own benefit, I want to collect them in one place rather than go to different IR web sites. Listening to conference call is a mixed experience, sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s boring.
Reading Time: < 1 minute CNBC interviewed McDonald CEO Jim Skinner. My wife and I visited McDonald near my home (Creve Coeur, MO), and was very impressed by the setting of the new store (I remember about a year ago I visited it and here are some pictures). Disclosure: